You can often count on Justin Sun, CEO and founder of TRON, to stir things up by getting people either excited or frustrated with his new announcements and hyped up tweets.
Sun announced that TRON is ready to provide Ethereum and EOS developers with funding when they need rescuing from the collapse of their existing platforms.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 7, 2018
This tweet created quite a stir of comments from both sides of the competing communities. While some people praised Sun for his genius, others mocked Sun and the TRON project.
One comment stated that it will only take one dapp to migrate to the TRON network for others to see its superiority and flock to the platform:
All it takes is for 1 DApp from the #ETH to transfer across to $TRON Network before we start to see more and more of #ETH DApps seeking @justinsuntron help and support. Justin is controlling this SHIT in “BEAST MODE”
Another comment in Sun’s recent twitter thread was contrarian to the one above, stating that TRON is no better than their competing networks, and Sun is a liar:
Would like to see some replies by @bytemaster7 and @VitalikButerin comparing development to development, from a technical perspective. They both should have the ability to break down why Tron is not better. Yet neither one ever do. They just continue to take L’s from Justin.
While there are arguments on both sides, it remains unclear which smart contract and dapp development platform is better than the other. It is still too early to tell which will be the top platform.
BitGuild Moves their Bitizens Dapp from Ethereum to TRON
As stated above, Sun is urging developers to move to the TRON network from their existing platforms and the Bitizens dapp from BitGuild, a decentralized gaming platform is doing just that.
Sun’s most recent tweet is not what initiated this move — rather it’s more likely that BitGuild realized the potential benefits of moving to the TRON network over staying on Ethereum.
On November 25, Sun explained why Ethereum developers should move to the TRON network and laid out the benefits in doing so:
In bear market, #Ethereum developers should migrate your token to #TRON immediately. 1. 0 transaction fee, no gas in #TRX. 2. Compatible to #ETH, 0 migration cost. 3. 2000 TPS. 4. #TRON dex listing. You can easily increase your token value 100% with High liquidity. $TRX
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) November 26, 2018
BitGuild did not delve into the reasons they are moving to the TRON network, but it’s probable to think it’s because of the benefits proclaimed by Sun in his tweet. Besides the reasons mentioned by Sun, it’s important to note other factors that possibly led to BitGuild’s decision to move.
First off, the TRON virtual machine is highly compatible with both Ethereum’s Solidity programming language and the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Therefore, migrating from the Ethereum platform to TRON’s platform should be fairly easy for an experienced developer.
Another benefit is TRON’s ability to process up to 2,000 transactions per second. This is 80 times faster than that of Ethereum, making TRON capable of transacting 172,800,000 transactions per day at maximum capacity.
According to TronScan.org, the TRON network has processed over 2 million transactions within the last 24 hours.
Since, the TRON mainnet was launched in May, 2018, the network has experienced exponential growth.
The growth in the number of developers and development of dapps has skyrocketed, and dapp usage has now surpassed that of Ethereum’s. Their growth in development will likely be accelerated with initiatives such TRON’s Accelerator Program and their $100 million “TRON Arcade” funding initiative.
What’s more, certain developers may be even more attracted to TRON when they implement the integration of the zk-SNARKS privacy protocol onto the network.
TRON has been very busy and there’s no telling when they’ll stop. However, one thing’s for sure, you can count on us to keep you updated on all the latest developments.
Do you think we will see more dapps follow BitGuild’s move from Ethereum to TRON? Do you think TRON is a better platform than Ethereum and EOS? Let us know in the comment section below.